Tag Archives: Missouri

Jared, Joshua, Emily, and Hannah Wood

rachel   December 1, 2013   Comments Off on Jared, Joshua, Emily, and Hannah Wood

Raymond Wood shot and killed his pregnant wife, Tina, and four of his six children, Jared, Joshua, Emily, and Hannah, aged 10, 8, 7, and 5. Moriah and Katlin, aged 3 and 18 months, were wounded but survived. Wood was a religious man who was described as a loving father and was devoted to his family, but who had struggled… Read more »

Shawn Hornbeck

rachel   November 26, 2013   Comments Off on Shawn Hornbeck

11-year-old Shawn Hornbeck was kidnapped on October 6, 2002, while he was out riding his bike. His abductor, Michael Devlin, kept Shawn captive at his home fifty miles away for four years, sexually assaulting the boy and creating pornography of their encounters. Neighbors were led to believe that the two were father and son. When questioned, Shawn said he was… Read more »

Child of Jacole Prince

rachel   September 21, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Jacole Prince

On June 22, 2012, child welfare workers responding to a child abuse tip found a child locked in a small closet. At ten years old the girl, called LP in court records and news reports, weighed only 32 pounds. While her younger sister attended school and was well fed, LP was kept home and spent her days in darkness. If… Read more »

Child of David and Pamela Martin

rachel   September 21, 2013   Comments Off on Child of David and Pamela Martin

Police responding to a child abuse tip in early February 2013 found a mentally challenged 17 year old left emaciated, filthy, and chained to a pole in his family’s basement. The teen’s father, David Martin, had withdrawn him from school to homeschool him the previous September, and with the assistance of the boy’s stepmother, Pamela Martin, had locked him in… Read more »

6 Grandchildren of Gordon Winrod

rachel   May 14, 2013   Comments Off on 6 Grandchildren of Gordon Winrod

In 1995 and 1996, Gordon Winrod, a antisemitic¬†Christian Identity leader, kidnapped six of his grandchildren and held them on his extensive compound. The children did not go to school during this time, or leave the compound; instead, they were homeschooled by a relative.¬†In 2000, police finally broke into the compound and freed the children, who were then aged 9 through… Read more »

Child of Peter and Deedra Mitchell

rachel   May 12, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Peter and Deedra Mitchell

Peter and Deedra Mitchell withheld food from their six year old adopted son, locked him in a basement, forced him to sleep on a rubber mat, handcuffed him, and hung him upside down in a garage, spinning him until he vomited. The boy was severely malnourished when he was discovered by a social worker responding to a tip made to… Read more »